Amy Schumer deletes Instagram post mocking Nicole Kidman; trolls Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis in her apology

    Amy Schumer found herself embroiled in a controversy after mocking Nicole Kidman's U.S. Open snapshot. But her subsequent apology, with an unexpected mention of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, is now raising eyebrows.

    Amy Schumer deletes Instagram post mocking Nicole Kidman; trolls Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis in her apology

    Amy Schumer might have a knack for comedy, but her recent joke about Nicole Kidman at the U.S. Open quickly turned sour. Posting a snapshot of Kidman in a seemingly stiff pose, Schumer wrote in the caption, "This how human sit." It didn't take long for the netizens to react with a storm of backlash coming her way soon after, with accusations of cyberbullying aimed at the comedian. This prompted Schumer to delete the post later.

    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

    An outspoken commenter on Page Six noted, "Are you cyberbullying Oscar and Emmy winner Nicole Kidman right now? Bringing others down is always a sign of our own internal insecurities anyway, so the critics here should hold a mirror."

    What followed was an equally controversial, now-deleted "apology" from Schumer. "I want to apologize to all the people I hurt posting a photo of Nicole Kidman and alluding to her being an alien," she wrote, bizarrely bringing Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis into the fray by mentioning the cast of That '70s Show and their recent controversial letters supporting co-star Danny Masterson.

    Kutcher and Kunis have been on the receiving end of significant online ire after writing letters supporting Masterson, who has been convicted on two counts of forcible rape. The couple's subsequent explanatory video, meant to clarify their stance and intent, unfortunately, only exacerbated the outcry. One of Masterson's victims found their video "incredibly insulting and hurtful," urging the couple to exercise radical accountability.

    While Kutcher and Kunis were clear that they never intended to discredit Masterson's accusers, their participation in offering character testimonies ahead of sentencing has placed them under severe scrutiny.

    Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, fellow '70s co-stars, penned similar letters but escaped the brunt of the backlash. In contrast, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama stayed away from the letter-writing controversy.

    With all these undercurrents, Schumer's jab and subsequent apology seem less about Kidman and more a way to indirectly highlight Hollywood's ongoing dilemmas.